Openingstrack of the 2016 Cirrha Niva album 'Out Of The Freakshow,'.
After the exceptionally well reviewed album ‘For Moments Never Done’, being rewarded with “Eremetaal” in Aardschok (NL), “Vette Krent” in IO-Pages (NL), “Album Of The Month” in Relevationz (DK) and “Masterpiece” in Progressor (UZ), Cirrha Niva started writing ‘Out Of The Freakshow,’.
In 2009, Cirrha Niva had developed their unique ‘For Moments Never Done’ sound. Now, again under the guidence of producers Jochem Jacobs and Bouke Visser of Split Second Sound Studio (Textures ect), the band takes it to the next level. On ‘Out Of The Freakshow,’ the music still consists of technical riffs, pounding drums, melodic and shredding guitar solo’s. But the band utilises more of a Seventies-feel and have packed much more emotion and anger into the compositions. They even take the heavyness and speed to an unprecedented level for Cirrha Niva. All this and more results in the newborn album: ‘Out Of The Freakshow,’. Musical references can be compared with bands such as Nevermore, Dream Theater, Psychotic Waltz and some Thin Lizzy, Rush and Led Zeppelin.
On ‘Out Of The Freakshow,’ Cirrha Niva welcomes some very talented guest musicians. Drummer and interim bandmember Nathanael Taekema (Thomas Zwijsen) did the band a huge favour by creating and playing all drumtracks on the album, Psychotic Waltz frontman Devon Graves adds depth to ‘Just Another Legacy’ with his poignant vocals and flute, Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories) takes ‘Afraid To Bleed’ to a breathtaking climax. Under supervision of Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever), keyboardist Erik van Ittersum (Theater Equation) adds spheric elements to the album using piano, Hammond organ, strings and soundscapes.
During their tight and energetic live performances Cirrha Niva will be using visualisations with elements from the stunning artwork made by Blacklake Design (Maiden United, Damien Wilson, Haken ect). On stage the band will appear in style, wearing greasepaint and exclusivly designed outfits and styled by by Ingeborg Steenhorst from I Style Stars (Lacuna Coil, Epica, Karmaflow ect).
Besides numerous headline shows after the album releases ‘Liaison de la Morte’ and ‘For Moments Never Done’, Cirrha Niva joined Crimson Glory (USA) during their complete 2011 European Tour, played at major festivals like Alcatraz Metal Festival (B), Dokk’em Open Air (NL) and Zwarte Cross (NL) and supported wellknown acts such as Lacuna Coil (IT), Evergrey (SE), Pain of Salvation (SE), Planet X (USA), Skyclad (UK) & Evanescence (USA).
Live performance quotes:
Aardschok Magazine - 013, Tilburg - ”Excellent, like we are used of Cirrha Niva.”
Metalfan - Elsrock - ”Cirrha Niva was the 1st highlight of Elsrock.”
Metal Factory - Z7, Pratteln, Switserland - ”Never before left a band such an unforgettable impression.”
Lords Of Metal - Alcatraz Metal Festival - ”The strongest Dutch progband at the moment.”
Rock Tribune Magazine - Alcatraz Metal Festival - ”Quality of this kind is rare nowadays.”
VPRO 3voor12 - t Beest, Goes - ”Highclass progressive metal.”
Metalkrant - Alcatraz Metal Festival - ”The band played a top notch gig.”
Livereviewer.com - Dokk’em Open Air - ”Great songs from a marvelous band!”
Aardschok Magazine - Dynamo, Eindhoven - ”Cirrha Niva convinced the audience.”
Metalkrant - Zwarte Cross Festival - ”Sublime.”
Metalphoto - Atak, Enschede - ”Kick ass show.”
Sarkophag-rocks Webzine - Boerderij, Zoetermeer - ”For sure that I like to see Cirrha Niva again and again.”
Available through JBM Distribution / Sonic Rendezvous / Bertus / Cirrha Niva
Composed by Cirrha Niva. Produced by Cirrha Niva, Jochem Jacobs en Bouke Visser. Mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound.